Members' Events

Buster Keaton's

Buster Keaton's "Steamboat Bill Jr" with live musical accompaniment

Join us for a screening of Buster Keaton's 1928 comedy "Steamboat Bill Jr" with a newly composed/improvised score performed live by Jane Gardner (piano), Roddy Long (violin), and Hazel Morrison (percussion).

A Winter Walk followed by Soup, Sandwiches and a Slide-Show

Friends of the Garden and their guests are invited on a walk through the Gardens led by a member of staff. The walk will be followed by lunch in the gallery and a slide-show from the Friends of RBGE trip to China.

From Wild to Cultivation

A talk by John Mitchell of RBGE on Management of the Alpine Collection with emphasis on additions from the wild.

Evening Talk: Petticoats and Plants - Scotland’s Gardening Women, 1800 – 1930

Join the Friends of RBGE and the Garden History Society of Scotland for their joint Spring lecture

Friends of RBGE Benmore AGM Followed by Talk from Simon Milne

Regius Keeper Simon Milne MBE will speak to members after the AGM.

Planting Ideas for Atmosphere & Visual Richness

Chelsea Gold Medal-winning designer Paul Hervey- Brookes will lead an intensive weekend workshop which explores the character of plants and how best to use them to create atmosphere in both planting schemes and when laying out the structure of a new garden.

Botanical Artistry: Bees at the Botanics - Ali McLeod

Over five weeks we will use miniature paintbrushes and watercolour to create an exquisitely detailed illustration of a bee and flowers from RBGE, whilst learning about the essential role these insects play in all our gardens.

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